SVI launches B6 discreet armour for Nissan Patrol SUV
  • Nissan Patrol is the latest recipient of SVI’s B6 discreet armour
  • Robust ladder-frame SUV is perfectly suited to B6 protection
  • Armoured bulkhead solution at rear saves on cost and mass
  • B4 discreet (handgun protection) package is also available

SVI Engineering, leading specialist manufacturer of armoured products, has developed a new B6 discreet package for the latest version of the Y62-generation Nissan Patrol, handing the luxury all-terrain SUV the highest level of civilian protection available without a special permit.

The Bashewa-based firm’s discreetly armoured Patrol offers 360-degree B6 protection against assault rifles, including AK47, R5 and R1. The example seen here furthermore boasts optional B6 floor armour, while a bespoke SVI-designed bullbar is also available.

Though Toyota’s Land Cruiser 300 has fast become a firm favourite with SVI clients seeking a B6-armoured luxury SUV with off-road capability, the launch of a concealed protection package for the likewise body-on-frame Patrol lends the company’s broad customer base yet more choice, says SVI Business Development Director, Nicol Louw.

“Like the popular Land Cruiser 300, the Patrol has a storied history and serves as the brand’s longest-running nameplate today. With a legacy stretching back more than seven decades and a robust ladder-frame construction, the latest Patrol was the obvious next recipient of our comprehensive B6 bullet-resistant package,” said Louw.

FULL B6 PACKAGE FOR NISSAN PATROL

Armed with vast experience, the latest technology and top-quality imported materials, SVI’s team of engineers painstakingly developed a B6 concealed solution specific to the Patrol. The package makes extensive use of custom-fabricated armoured steel plates, composite materials and high-grade 38 mm ballistic glass.

To save on both cost and overall mass, the 360-degree B6 armouring package for the Patrol incorporates a rear bulkhead neatly integrated behind the second row. A suspension upgrade is also included as standard, allowing the Japanese SUV to easily manage the additional mass of the comprehensive array of armouring materials, as are upgraded door hinges and protection for critical under-bonnet components.

The extra weight is no match for the Patrol’s burly naturally aspirated 5.6-litre V8 petrol engine, which delivers heady peak outputs of 298 kW and 560 Nm to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.

COST AND BUILD TIME

The 360-degree B6 armouring solution for the Nissan Patrol is priced from R981 823 (excluding VAT), while the list of options includes items such as B6 roof armour, B6 floor armour, a PA system and heavy-duty runflat rings for the tyres. The build time is set at around four months. SVI also offers a B4 package – providing protection against handguns up to .44 Magnum – priced from R722 158 (excluding VAT).

Nissan Patrol 360-degree B4 armour – R722 158 (ex VAT)
Nissan Patrol 360-degree B6 armour – R981 823 (ex VAT)

THE COMPANY

SVI is an original equipment manufacturer that has specialised in armoured vehicles since 2004. The company is a market leader in Africa, serving the private, corporate, security, mining and governmental segments. SVI holds a Level 2 B-BBEE certification and its quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV Rheinland.